Time Duration for Yamunotri- Gangotri Tour: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Destinations Covered : Haldwani > Haridwar > Barkot > Yamunotri > Barkot > Uttarkashi > Gangotri > Uttarkashi > Rishikesh > Haldwani
Day 01: Haldwani to Haridwar (219 Km, 6 Hours)
Drive to Haridwar transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Return back to hotel, Overnight Stay at hotel.
Day 02: Haridwar to Barkot (180 Km, 6 Hours)
Drive to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. Enroute visit Kempty Fall and others later drive straight to your Hotel for overnight stay at night .
Day 03: Barkot to Yamunotri – Barkot (47 Km & 5 Km Trek)
Drive to Hanuman Chatti, from here you have to take local jeeps for Janki chatti (It helps to reduce the trek upto 8 kms), trek start from here to Yamunotri Temple
(6kms). Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. Arr. Yamunotri, One can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the hot kund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as “Prasad”. Here near the temple “Pooja” can be offered to Divya Shila, after taking bath in Jamunabai Kund’s warn water and having “Darshan” of pious “Yamunaji” returning to Hanumanchatti. Later drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Famous Places to See :
Hanuman Chatti: The confluence of Hanuman Ganga & Yamuna River.
Yamunotri Temple: Maharani Gularia of Jaipur built the temple in the 19th Century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again.
Surya Kund: There are a Number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.
Divya Shila: A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.
Day 04: Barkot – Uttarkashi (85 km/3 hr)
Drive to Uttarkashi via Barkot. Check in Hotel, Later visit Vishwanath Temple. Overnight stay at hotel.
Uttarkashi: Situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple of Lord Vishwanath is located here where a massive iron trident is erected. The other important temples situated here are Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav, Gyaneshwar and Goddess Kuteti Devi.
Day 05: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (200 km)
We proceed to Gangotri 3048 mts), enroute we enjoy picturesque Harsil village, Bhagirathi River and the most magnificent view of the Himalayas. After Gangotri Darshan we return to Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
Gangotri Temple: The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century, is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi.
Submerged Shivling: Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where, according to mythology Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases.
Kedar Ganga Sangam: Around 100 Yards from the Ganga Temple flows the river Kedar Ganga. Starting from the Kedar Valley, this river meets the Bhagirathi on its left bank.
Overnight stay at Uttarkashi.
Day 06: Uttarkashi – Rishikesh – Haridwar (190 km/7 hr)
Early morning, drive to Haridwar. Overnight stay at Haridwar.
Day 07: Haridwar to Haldwani (219km/6 hr)
Early in the morning after breakfast, return back to Haldwani.
End of Tour.